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UW System, state strike construction deal before Building Commission meeting

By James Briggs A last-minute deal between the University of Wisconsin System and Gov. Scott Walker has guaranteed the construction of major building projects that had been left out of the original 2011-13 capital budget. The state Building Commission on ...

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UW System seeks more from state for building projects

By James Briggs The University of Wisconsin System is pushing for a pair of key projects that were snubbed in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed capital budget, but state lawmakers are waiting for word from Walker’s office on how to proceed. ...

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State Building Commission under construction (UPDATE)

By James Briggs A state panel that controls more than $1 billion a year in construction money has fewer than half its members in place. The state Building Commission has neither a secretary nor a full roster, creating uncertainty as ...

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Tough budget choices loom for lawmakers

By Matt Pommer Republicans elected to the state Legislature for the first time this fall are getting an early view of the difficulty ahead in cutting government spending with the state facing a GOP-estimated $3.3 billion budget deficit for 2011-13. ...

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High-speed rail fuels Madison mayoral campaign

By James Briggs The high-speed rail debate is trudging into a new campaign season. Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz on Monday announced the start of his re-election campaign, and in doing so set the stage for a two-year battle between the ...

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